Monday, August 1, 2011

Perry won't get specific on deal

Jason Embry:

A spokesman for Gov. Rick Perry would not directly say today whether Perry thinks members of Congress should vote for the debt-ceiling deal reached between Republicans and President Barack Obama.

Asked whether members of Congress should vote for the deal, Perry spokesman Mark Miner said, “The governor thinks the right track to go down is ‘cut, cap and balance.’ That was the approach he believed was best for the country.”

So far, Michele Bachmann -- who, since the beginning, opposed Boehner's plan and the current deal -- and Jon Huntsman, who's supported both, are coming out looking like the strongest leaders.

They've come to opposite conclusions, but at least they came to conclusions.